11 June 2014, Hai Au Aviation has published a Press release with the main purpose to inform further details of 02 Cessna Grand Caravan 208B EX aircraft, manufactured in 2014 and its plan in the near future.
The 02 aircrafts will arrive Noi Bai International Airport, Vietnam in August 2014, and start official operations with its first commercial flights from Hanoi to Halong (and vice versa) in September 2014.
Seaplane service is a strong developing business model in the world but still a new concept in Vietnam. Hai Au Aviation is the first private company to provide this service.
Mr. Luong Hoai Nam, Deputy General Director of Thien Minh Group and CEO of Hai Au Aviation noted: “Instead of a long journey by bus for 3-4 hours, our customers now only need to fly 30 minutes with Hai Au seaplanes for the route from Hanoi to Halong Bay. Along with this expansion into the Aviation industry, Thien Minh Group has implemented business development strategies and goals of full package services in travel and hospitality with big brand names such as Buffalo Tours, Victoria Hotels & Resorts,iVIVU.com, Êmm Hotels & Resorts”.
As scheduled, Hai Au Aviation will start with flights in the North (Hanoi – Halong) then in the South (HCMC and tourism destinations such as Khanh Hoa, Binh Thuan, Can Tho, An Giang, Con Dao, Phu Quoc).
Cessna Grand Caravan 208B – EX Amphibian is the latest model seaplane manufactured in the USA. The aircraft can carry a maximum of 12 passengers, with a speed of approximately 300 km/h. The aircraft offers the ultimate flexibility and is capable of land or water flight operations (sea, river or lake).
Hai Au Aviation is the 6th private aviation company in Vietnam, which is co-founded by Thien Minh Group (majority) and Focus Travel Group.